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« on: January 25, 2005 03:07:38 PM »

For all of you early birds, post your altered book making madness here!
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2005 08:19:48 PM »

Here is the start of my altered book.

One of the first things I did when I started this altered book was to copy photos from each of the pages.  I copied them onto cardstock and vellum.  Because of the nature of this book, I had decided to try not to cover every page and use as a blank canvas.  Instead, I wanted to incorporate the designs already in the book with my own.

On this page, I took a photo from the left side of the page and tried to mimic it on the other side of the page.  I used a gel stain medium with an acrylic blue paint to create the background of "sky".  The gel stain medium transforms the acrylic paint into a gel stain, making it semi-transparent. 

I used a cotton swap and a mixutre of greens, black and yellow to try to duplicate the tree. 

I free handed the flowers and grasses on the bottom.

Finally, I added a three-dimensional dragonfly and lilac.



I feel as if the page is still missing something.  I am going to take a break and come back to it later.  Any suggestions?Huh?


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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2005 08:20:33 PM »

These two pages are opposite each other.

Page 36:



PAGE 37:



On Page 36, I used different blues, purples and yellows in my water collor palette to create the background.

For the frames, I used a textured paper for the dark purple and plain cardstock on the lighter purple.  I used my lace corner punch on each of the corners.

The flowers are actually from a decopauge kit I had.  I would like to add more to this page.  I am considering it a work in progress.

On Page 37, I also used watercolors to paint a doily and when dry, wrapped it around the corner.  I added three color coordinated paper pieces to accent my vintage photo.  I then embossed gold butterflied all over the page.  I have a couple of tags to add, but other than that, I do consider this a finished page!

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2005 03:01:07 PM »

ok, so i did a few pages in my book, but they don't feel like working today. i have one picture though!
oh yeah, it says, if love is surrender, then whose was is it anyway? it's a quote from a singer named Frou Frou.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005 08:28:29 PM »

Very nice!  I wish my drawing skills were better...I tend to use a lot of manipulated computer graphics and other things. Your page looks very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2005 10:11:34 AM »

Ok! This is a brand new craft for me so I might need lots-o-help.

 The idea in my head for mine is to do a story about my husband and me  using the lyrics for "Come Take a Trip on my Airship" Because I'm kinda lame.

This weekend I think I'm going to go to try to find a book to use.  I'm going to go to the antique store by my house I think and get lots of old postcards (I have many old postcards in my collections but I don't want to cut them up)
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2005 12:54:36 PM »

I got a book the other day for this. It's a photography book about color! So much potential, I just have no idea what I'll be doing! I'm excited though, it should be fun Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2005 02:15:28 PM »

ok, so the other picture decided to work!!! i thought it would be cool to pick a word, and just draw something that word reminded me of. so, i thought of this one time when we were almost stuck in a tornado on a bus! so yeah, that's what i drew!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2005 04:46:20 PM »

I'm not sure what book I'm going to use yet....should I find something I have around the house, or pick up something inspiring at the used book store???

Elephantfanantic- The flying hearts are super cute!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2005 07:49:39 PM »

Are you gals using a regular 'ole glue stick? I MUST find my book tomorrow. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who hasn't found one.
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